Writer Jim Gavin crafts a collection of stories featuring young men drifting between youth and adulthood.
A BBC correspondent offers an admiring insider's look at Hilary Clinton's tenure as America's top diplomat.
This new Marx biography refrains from judging its subject with contemporary values, helping readers to understand the man's ideas in the context of his life.
Dan Baum's reportorial style brings much-needed humor and rationality to the fractious gun debate.
In this week's fiction roundup, two girls try to hide the deaths of their parents, two American writers fall in love (at least in a novel), and an international bestseller explores the lengths a family will go to clean up after a crime.
A new biography sheds light on some of the 'undelightful' aspects of the life and work of eminent Swiss zoologist, glaciologist, and paleontologist Louis Agassiz.
A group of Catholic writers profile "religious realists" through history.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez was ‘this close’ to being a dictator.
Maurice Sendak issues a valedictory and visionary new work.
On the 50th anniversary of his death, this new C.S. Lewis biography succeeds in deepening the appeal of his works.
This atmospheric tale begins with an 18th-century village in flames and builds to a soaring drama.
Sheryl Sandberg's new book is a lightning rod for controversy. Will it be a catalyst for change?
Mohsin Hamid's wry novel is accessible as well as exotic.
Lee Sandlin offers a compulsively readable history of America's first tornado chasers.
Sandra Day O'Connor's new book steps a bit too carefully through any and all political minefields.
How a frightened, determined little girl made her way from political prisoner to CEO.
Lisa Graff's delightful, complex novel sends young readers searching for both a perfect cake recipe and a Talent with a capital "T."
A new case study in the vein of “Freakonomics” and “The Tipping Point” addresses the “why” of viral marketing.
The life of beautiful World War II torch singer Vera Gran – who became trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto – is one of the missing chapters from the story of "The Pianist."
Two recent releases chronicle the contentious history of blacks in the US military.